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Technology Contest

October 16, 2014
The Future Technologies for Water Competition, sponsored by the Takata Corporation, sought to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with wide-scale applicability. We received over 70 entries from 27 countries. This year’s winner, Team Espresso (pictured left), received $15,000 at The Water Institute’s annual Water and Health Conference. The runner-up, Team Planktos, was awarded $5,000.

Project in the News

October 18, 2014
The Water Institute is collaborating with the International WaterCentre, Monash University, University of the South Pacific and Live and Learn on a new project funded by the Australian Government to inform the development of sustainable, demand-driven water and sanitation services. The project was recently featured in an article entitled “Clean Business” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Water Safety Course

June 30, 2014
The Water Institute is offering a distance learning course on Water Safety Planning, the process of identifying and addressing threats to the acceptability and safety of water supplies. The course is designed for those with management, engineering or operational responsibilities in the water supply industry. For more information, email

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